The LASA International Congress will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco. The nearest airports in San Francisco are San Francisco International Airport SFO (13 miles) and the Oakland International Airport OAK (19 miles).
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART):
BART is the fast, easy, inexpensive way to get to downtown San Francisco and around the Bay Area. BART operates five routes with service to 43 stations. Trains arrive at the SFO International Terminal every 15 minutes and are just 30 minutes to downtown San Francisco.
Go Green from SFO and OAK for Design Automation 2012
BART has direct service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) to downtown San Francisco. Thatís why BART is the most convenient, inexpensive and eco-friendly way to your San Francisco hotel for LASA 2012.
This year we recommend that you Go Green
by taking BART from SFO or OAK when you arrive and depart. When you do youíll save 44 pounds of emissions from entering the atmosphere. We also encourage local riders to take BART as well. Letís all help sustain the local community thatís hosting our conference this year.
BART from SFO
BART is providing LASA attendees with a quick and easy way to get round-trip (RT) transfer tickets from SFO to San Francisco. If you're arriving at SFO click on the special link below to get a RT transfer voucher for only $18.00. Then print the voucher, take it with you and exchange it at SFO for a BART ticket. It's that easy. Get your SFO BART transfer here.
Instructions for exchanging your voucher for a BART ticket are included on the voucher
BART from OAK
Go to the AirBART shuttle stop on the traffic island and take the AirBART bus. Deposit $3.00 in the AirBART fare box when you board. If you don't have a ticket you can purchase a round-trip ticket at the Coliseum station for $7.60. Proceed upstairs and take any San Francisco bound train. It usually takes 45 minutes to take the AirBART shuttle and BART to San Francisco.
BART Stations exits for the LASA conference hotel
Powell St. Station
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
See detailed map
with directions to your hotel from these BART stations [pdf].
San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)
: MUNI provides transit within the city and county of San Francisco 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can buy a Visitor Pass for unlimited rides on MUNI, including cable cars (good for 3 or 7 consecutive days).
Muni Passport 3 day Pass
Ė unlimited rides on Muni and to the conference.
LASA will provide this pass to attendees staying at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway at a discount rate of $11.00. Holiday Inn attendees can use it to travel to the conference and other destinations on the days of the conference. You can pick-up your Muni Passport at the conference registration desk.
The average price for a taxi from the airport is between $40 and $45, plus 15% tip. Regardless of what taxi company you select, rates are set for all companies by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).
You will have different options for shuttle service in San Francisco. It is better to reserve in advance through their web sites.